Origin: France  
Genres: Death Metal
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Page online: June 16, 2008
Last update/review: July 1, 2016

Gojira

Gojira (apparently the original Japanese name for Godzilla, as Godzilla itself was the former name of this band before copyright reasons forced a change) is arguably one of France's brightest stars of the 2000's. From Mars To Sirius, the band's fourth album rleased in 2005, mixes Mastodon-styled heaviness with a bit of Isis subtlety as well as some technical riffing a la Meshuggah, brutally heavy yet not oppressively so. At their best ("Flying Whales", for example) they're almost untouchable, showing a mature songwriting skill rare for a band of this style. A promising band who may be still on the rise.

Current Members

Joe Duplantier

vocals/guitars (ex-Cavalera Conspiracy, Empalot)

Christian Andreu

guitars

Jean-Michel Labadie

bass

Mario Duplantier

drums (Empalot)



Discography



Terra Incognita  
2000 Gabriel
  1. Clone
  2. Lizard Skin
  3. Satan is A Lawyer
  4. 04
  5. Bown me away you(Niverse)
  6. 5988 Trillions de Tonnes
  7. Deliverance
  8. Space Time
  9. On the B.O.T.A
  10. Rise
  11. Fire is Everithing
  12. Love
  13. 1990 Quatrillions De Tonnes
  14. In The Forest
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier



The Link  
2003 Boycott
  1. The Link
  2. Death of Me
  3. Connected
  4. Remembrance
  5. Torii
  6. Indians
  7. Embrace the World
  8. Inward Movement
  9. Over the Flows
  10. Wisdom Comes
  11. Dawn
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier



The Link Alive  
2004 Boycott
  1. Connected
  2. Remembrance
  3. Death Of Me
  4. Love
  5. Embrace The World
  6. Space Time
  7. Terra Inc.
  8. Indians
  9. Wisdom Comes
  10. Blow Me Away You (Niverse)
  11. Lizard Skin
  12. Inward Movement
  13. The Link
  14. Clone
  15. In The Forest
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier



The Link Alive  VIDEO
2004 Boycott



From Mars To Sirius  
2005 Listenable
  1. Ocean Planet
  2. Backbone
  3. From The Sky
  4. Unicorn
  5. Where Dragons Dwell
  6. The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
  7. Flying Whales
  8. In The Wilderness
  9. World To Come
  10. From Mars
  11. To Sirius
  12. Global Warming
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier



The Way Of All Flesh  
2008 Listenable
  1. Oroborus
  2. Toxic Garbage Island
  3. A Sight to Behold
  4. Yama's Messengers
  5. The Silver Cord
  6. All the Tears
  7. Adoration for None
  8. The Art of Dying
  9. Esoteric Surgery
  10. Vacuity
  11. Wolf Down the Earth
  12. The Way of All Flesh
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier
2008 Readers' Album #10




The Flesh Alive  VIDEO
2012 Mascot



L'Enfant Sauvage  
2012 Roadrunner
  1. Explosia
  2. L’Enfant Sauvage
  3. The Axe
  4. Liquid Fire
  5. The Wild Healer
  6. Planned Obsolescence
  7. Mouth Of Kala
  8. The Gift Of Guilt
  9. Pain Is A Master
  10. Born In Winter
  11. The Fall
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier
2012 Readers' Album #6




Les Enfants Sauvages  LIVE
2014 Roadrunner
  1. Intro
  2. Explosia
  3. Flying Whales
  4. Backbone
  5. The Heaviest Matter of the Universe
  6. L'enfant sauvage
  7. Toxic Garbage Island
  8. Wisdom Comes
  9. Jam
  10. Oroborus
  11. Drum Solo
  12. The Axe
  13. The Gift of Guilt
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier
2014 Readers' Album #58




Magma  
2016 Roadrunner
  1. The Shooting Star
  2. Silvera
  3. The Cell
  4. Stranded
  5. Yellow Stone
  6. Magma
  7. Pray
  8. Only Pain
  9. Low Lands
  10. Liberation
  • Joe Duplantier
  • Christian Andreu
  • Jean-Michel Labadie
  • Mario Duplantier
2016 Readers' Album #10





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